*****Streets of Portlaoise 2017*****

Well done to the Streets of Portlaoise committe on oganising another very sucessful 5k race for 2017. Thank you to all club members and parents of juveniles who helped out.
Once again the Streets of Portlaoise 5K attraced a high a quality field of runners.

This years race was won by Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers in 15:02, Willam Maunsell Clonmel AC 2nd 15:08, Barry Keane Waterford AC 3rd 15:10, Colin Maher Ballyfin AC 4th 15:12 and Peter Arthur Liffey Valley AC 5th 15:23.

1st Male o40 was John Fenlon St Abbans 16:11
1st Male o45 was Tony O'Reilly Portlaoise AC 16:18
1st Male o50 was Aengus Burke Portlaoise AC 16;49
1st Junior Male was Evan Keane Waterford AC 16:17

Great to see Mary Mulhare Portlaoise AC in action today winning the ladies race is a time of 17:57, Michelle Cox Newbridge AC 2nd 18:39, Carmel Fitzgibbon Thurles AC 3rd 18:56, Niamh Devlin Dundrum South 4th 19:03 and Louise Stack Portlaoise AC 5th 19:05.
1st Female o40 Jean McEvoy Ballyroan Abbey 20:25
1st Female o45 Anna Duggan Portlaoise AC 21:15
1st Female o50 Caroline Phelan Portlaoise AC 25:18
1st Junior Female Ava O Connor Tullamore Harriers 19:47.

We had a many juveniles competing today in the juvenile races and also in the 5k and well done to you all.
We also had our couch to 5k group running for many their first 5k.

Prize winners results here: https://www.popupraces.ie/raceresult/streets-of-portlaoise-prize-winners/

Full Race Results here: https://www.popupraces.ie/raceresult/streets-of-portlaoise-2017/

Check out our Race Facebook page here for race photos and news. See you in 2018!


Portlaoise 5K March 17th 2018

The Streets of Portlaoise 5k Road Race takes place on Friday 17th March 2018 at 11.00am. A fast flat course (Chip Timed and AAI Measured/Permitted) with a great atmosphere attracting elite runners, walkers and joggers.

The 5K route begins and ends on Main street Portlaoise. Registration is €15 or €25 to include a long sleeved technical tshirt (see below) and participants can register online or on the day from 8.30am in the Heritage Hotel Portlaoise.

Streets of Portlaoise Top 2017


Nearly €2000 in cash prizes. Top prizes for first 5 senior male and female and the following race categories O/40, O/45, O/50 & first Junior male/female (U/20). Also course record cash prizes for both male and female runners along with a medal for all participants (see below). Changing facilities, refreshments and prize giving in the hotel after race.

There will also be 3 Juvenille fun runs prior to the main race: U7 – 10.00am, U10 – 10.10am and U12 – 10.20am. There is an easter egg, medal and bottle of water for all children . Registration for Children’s race is €3.00.

A great way to start your St. Patricks Day celebrations! Shamrock


Streets of Portlaoise Medal


Important Race Day Information

Pop Up Races are providing the chip timing for the race this year and they are also facilitating online registrationRace numbers can be collected on race day in the Heritage Hotel where on the day registration is also taking place from 8.30am.

Parking is available in the multi storey carpark adjacent to the Heritage hotel. Road closures and traffice restrictions will be in place from 10am.

The race will start promptly at 11am. The start of the race will be divided into time zones, please adhere to these time zones. If you are a jogger, walker or taking part with children please do not line up at the front of the race. Walkers and participants with buggies must start to the rear.

Please be mindful of other participants and please adhere to the instructions of stewards along the course. Headphones are not permitted during the race. Once you have crossed the finish line please proceed forward to collect your race medal. Water will also be available at the finish.

Streets of Portlaoise 5K 2017 Race Maps

  • Under 7 Kids Race 10:00am 300 Metres
    Under 7 Kids Race 10:00am 300 Metres
  • Under 10 Kids Race 10:10am 700 Metres
    Under 10 Kids Race 10:10am 700 Metres
  • Under 12 Kids Race 10:20am 700 Metres
    Under 12 Kids Race 10:20am 700 Metres
  • Streets of Portlaoise 5K Route 11:00am
    Streets of Portlaoise 5K Route 11:00am

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